Brian, I’ve got good news about your road traffic accident

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Every day I get a call from someone about either PPI insurance or the recent road traffic accident I’ve had. I have never asked for these calls and…

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Dear Tony

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dear Tony, Today I found out that you died. It was almost a year to the day that you were diagnosed with cancer. Where does time go? Did…

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Four tips to manage your approach to risk

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

When you stop to think about it, working for a charity is a really bold move. A charity is set up because there is an unmet and often…

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Innovation, instigation and irritation

Friday, December 4, 2015

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. In a recent conversation, Lucy Gower, called me out and challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and put fingers…

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We talk multichannel to connect donors but how about multi sensory?

Friday, November 27, 2015

A fundraiser has done a great job when a supporter truly connects with a cause that they care about. A fundraiser has done an excellent job when the…

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4 ways to influence at work

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Good ideas do not just happen by themselves. Good ideas become real when people get together and make them happen. You might have all the budget you need,…

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Did you get the fax about the Internet?

Monday, November 9, 2015

It was generally agreed that the Earth was flat until Pythagoras shook things up when he first proposed that it was round sometime around 500 B.C. This rumor…

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Our fundraising model is broken and digital can fix it

Monday, November 2, 2015

A guest blog by Branislava Milosevic Digital is delivering for almost every industry – music, retail, media – and across government. Yet according to some fundraisers, not for…

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Think outside the box and jump outside the jar

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I really hate the expression ‘think outside the box’. In my experience when someone asks you to ‘think outside the box’ it doesn’t help you to be creative,…

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‘Always make new mistakes’ Esther Dyson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sometime ago I went to an event run by The Crowd about celebrating failure. I wrote a separate blog about it here. I was part of a round…

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